For this years summer holiday we decided to go for familiarity. We had visited the Parkdean site Ruda in Croyde, Devon twice last year and completely fell in love with the area. We did look at other options of places to go but we couldn’t resist going back this year. As a family we are big fans of UK caravan holidays. They aren’t for everyone but for us they are perfect. Little Man especially loves staying in a caravan and as a family we love Devon and Cornwall. We have visited quite a few Parkdean holiday parks now and they… View Post

Dear Heidi, I have just written your sisters 2nd birthday letter and now it’s time for yours. As I sat down to write this the familiar physical ache appeared in my chest. I think it’s my heart hurting, my heart letting me know that there is a piece of it missing. I still don’t have the words to describe how it feels to have lost you. How after getting used to having twins and being frightened of it but then having it ripped away from you can be the most debilitating feeling. How grief can be felt physically and how… View Post

Dear Little Lady, It’s your 2nd birthday! Oh it’s gone so fast. I feel like I’ve blinked and you’re 2. Two years ago I was meeting you and your sister for the first time. You looked so tiny in your incubator, there was barely any part of you that didn’t have some sort of wire attached to you. Right at that moment when I stroked your tiny hand I knew you were a fighter, a true warrior and you have proved me right. Your first year was all about getting you better, making sure you survived your early delivery but… View Post

11 months ago I sat in the car having a little cry that I had lost my little boy to school. I had read lots of things to say that once they go to school you lose them a little bit, that they won’t be your little one anymore. I was so proud that morning after watching him go in with no tears and looking so excited to start his new adventures, pushing his nerves to the side. 11 months on and I’m writing this the night before his last day of Reception. And those things I read were right.… View Post

So the summer holidays are on their way and with them brings very little time for us parents. However, the phrase¬†You cant pour from an empty cup is still as true as ever and looking after yourself is still paramount to giving your kids the summer you want to give them. If like me, self care and time by yourself is super important for your mental health and to be the best mum you can be then self care becomes even more significant. As I am facing a summer of a lot less time to get myself too I have… View Post